15 Meru MCAs summoned by EACC
SEE ALSO :300 tycoons probed over Sh10b land grabThe EACC could have summoned the reps to shed light on an incident where Nominated MCA Secondina Kanini and other parties were violently blocked from accessing the chambers to swear her in. Water bottles were thrown, punches thrown and there was an attempt to grab the mace from the sergeant-at-arms. Kanini replaced Lucy Kanini who resigned as MCA and from Kenya Patriots Party. Some MCAs opposed to the nomination of Kanini by KPP blocked Kaberia and others from entering the chamber. “The Commission pursuant to its Constitutional and statutory mandate as set out under Article 252 (a) of the Constitution, Section 11 of the EACC Act, 2011 and Section 4 (2) and 42 (10) of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012 is investigating allegations touching on the conduct of Members of the County Assembly of Meru on 11th April 2019,” read the letter signed by Kipsang Sambai on behalf of EACC’s Secretary and CEO.
SEE ALSO :Suspect faults EACC in graft caseIt said they would like the State Officers to appear to shed light on the matter and record statements. “We believe the MCAs summoned are to be questioned on what transpired when some of them caused a commotion,” said the sources who requested anonymity. The source said the EACC could have become aware of the incident through footage aired by television stations. Those summoned to appear on June 19 are Betty Kinya, Jackson Gitonga, Martin Mworia, Sarah Gakii, Esther Karimi, Salome Kirito and George Muthuri. Those to appear the following day are Kimathi Ithibua, Fridah Mwendwa, Kinyua Toribu, Robert Kinoti, John Kireria, Priscilla Karauki, Elias Murega and Makena Muthaura.
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